Amber Wallace

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It Worked For Me: Organization Inspiration

Kids aren't usually the cleanest bunch out there. Our readers share their amazing solutions to all kinds of household messes. Your home will be cleaner and more organized in no time.<p>[MUSIC] If my daughter draws in crayon on the wall, I don't stress. I just reach for a fresh cucumber. It's outer …

Toddlers: An Intellectual Timeline

Though not as dramatic as her first steps, these advances show how fast your child is developing.<p>You already know that she's the cutest person in the room, but did you also know that she's the fastest learner? Your toddler's motor, language, and cognitive abilities are all in hyperdrive. "Kids …

How to Budget When You’re Broke

It takes commitment and time, but you can learn to manage your money even when there's not much of it. Follow these steps to set up a budget if …

Use the “25 Percent” Strategy for Simple Budgeting

Everyone budgets differently, and there are a handful of budgeting tactics to choose from. If you prefer simplicity when it comes to your budget, …

25 Apps That Will Save You Lots of Money

David Moran<p>Read full profile<p>Apps don’t just have to be time wasting or money draining. Check out these 25 money saving apps that will not only help …

Apps

How Everyone Can Cut Cable and Still Watch What They Love — Even Sportsfans

More and more people are cutting loose their cable TV providers nowadays, and no wonder. Cable and satellite services offer big packages of channels …

Best Drugstore Makeup - Cheap Beauty, Hair, Skin Products

Six Tips to Keep Thrift Bargaining Fun

In the world of thrift, the bargain is the name of the game. It doesn't make a difference what it is, if the Thrifter can get if for less than its popular value, less than the original asking price, and less then the maximum they were actually willing to pay for it, they've scored a home …

WATCH: How to Build a Painless Budget

Money's Kristen Bellstrom shows you the easy way to control your spending.<p>Sign up to receive the latest updates and smartest advice from the editors …

Creative Reuse: A-Frame Bookshelves Made from Old Ladders --> http://on.apttherapy.com/ViC9sV Some DIY ideas are so simple and obvious, it's surprising to me that the internet hasn't already been flooded with their genius. The ladder turned A-frame bookcase may just be the perfect example.

Laundry Care Tricks from a Costume Master

Luke McDonough knows a thing or two about laundry care. As costume master of the Public Theater — which stages the iconic Shakespeare in the Park productions every summer in Central Park — McDonough has to make sure the wardrobe worn by the actors every night is spotless, even through extreme heat …

Save Money On Everything

There's a season to savings, whether you're buying a coat or a car.<p><b>A New Car</b><br>Auto manufacturers roll out new models in October, so dealerships make …

Personal Finance

55 Practical Ways To Save Money Efficiently

Michelle S.<p>Read full profile<p>There are many ways to save money and as you start discovering more ways to save money, you will find that it becomes …

Personal Finance

5 Quick and Dirty Hacks to Save Money in 2014

Don’t want to overspend your budget, swipe your credit card too many times, and feel like a financial mess? Instead of beating yourself up for the …

How to Live on a Tight Budget

Procrastination is very literally the opposite of productivity. <i>To produce</i> something is to pull it forward, while <i>to procrastinate</i> is to push it …

Procrastination

Style on a Budget: 10 Sources for Good, Cheap Lighting

(Image credit: NUD Collection)<p>Bad lighting can date a house. Fortunately, lighting is something that can be updated with a quick weekend project, and …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

10 Furniture Makeovers From Our Readers

We loved seeing your transformations. Here, we pick our top ten.<p>In honor of #MAYkeover month we asked YOU to send us your furniture rehabs. We loved seeing your transformations. Here, we pick our top ten.

Before & After: A Shabby Dresser Gets Chic

The first thing I discovered was a plaque inside the top draw that read 'F. S. Harmon Manufacturing Co. Tacoma, Washington' which coincidentally is …

Tips for Talking About Money (Calmly!) With Your Significant Other

Money is one of the top reasons couples fight. In fact, a study by Jeffrey Dew published in The Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies …

Style on a Budget: 10 Sources for Good, Cheap Decorative Accessories

The arrival of Spring often brings with it the desire to liven up your home by adding a little something new to change things up. Sometimes just …

Food & Dining

Mindful Parenting: The Most Important Thing

<i>"The most important thing is to remember the most important thing."</i> -- Suzuki Roshi<p>We so easily forget what is most important. We're often living our lives on autopilot, going through the motions, without truly knowing why we're doing what we're doing. Mindfulness reminds us of what we deeply care …

Tips for Sticking to a Budget: Getting Grocery Shopping Under Control --> http://apttherapy.com/1nTeDAr I've learned a few things that can help keep food spending in check. Read on for my list of tips and tricks...

DIY | Make Your Own Hanging Laundry Hamper

Were you wondering where we hid the hamper in our little girl’s nursery? Well, wonder no more! (Or perhaps I’m being presumptuous, and you weren’t …

bleach painted shoes

I love using bleach to dye fabric <i>(bleach discharge is the technical term)</i> to create surfaces filled with pattern. Bleach chemically pulls pigment …

101 Almost Free Things to Do With Your Kids This Summer.

Kids

Chelsea Yamase Shows Us The Bikini Brands Every Woman Should Try

Let's face it: Shopping for swimwear is not a fun activity for most women. And we've all been there at one point or another.<p>In order to minimize the time and energy we have to spend thinking about such an unpleasant task, we usually resort to whatever is convenient and easy (read: Victoria's Secret …

The Style Has Spoken: See the Top Trends

See the prevailing looks captured by Diego Zuko.<p>Like a well-preserved eco-system, the world of fashion can work like a machine. See a stellar trend on the runway one season and watch it come to life outside the shows the next. See which catwalk styles were embraced by the finest on the street and …